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Sorry....I just don't see any problem with it. If you view college as a private for profit institution.....is it wrong to slip your mechanic a c-note to get your car get fixed before the rest of the schmoes who can't afford to?

The main thing though is...if Lori is found guilty where does this leave Liz? She pretty much is guilty of the same crime in the same environment, and is garnering significant support in her quest for President of the United States for God's sake.

If Lori is found guilty, would it not immediately become incumbent on Liawatha to resign from the race, or God forbid, the job? Would Lori's lawyer be wise to bring this discrepancy in justice to light during trial?
 

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Sorry....I just don't see any problem with it. If you view college as a private for profit institution.....is it wrong to slip your mechanic a c-note to get your car get fixed before the rest of the schmoes who can't afford to?

The main thing though is...if Lori is found guilty where does this leave Liz? She pretty much is guilty of the same crime in the same environment, and is garnering significant support in her quest for President of the United States for God's sake.

If Lori is found guilty, would it not immediately become incumbent on Liawatha to resign from the race, or God forbid, the job? Would Lori's lawyer be wise to bring this discrepancy in justice to light during trial?

I did not see the issue at first. If private college, she should be able to make a "donation" to the college and the college has the right to accept or deny admission to anyone they see fit. If it was done that way then everyone should be off the hook. I think the problem arose when these parents were paying people to falsify tests and bribing people to get back door entry to the schools. The schools were accepting these kids based off of lies, deciept and bribes. Some schools legitamately thought they were accepting students who scored very very high on the SAT's. Problem was that their parents paid to have the SAT score falsified. In the end, this was still blown way out of proportion. The worst I see is that a handful of kids had to go to their second choice for college out of the millions of kids who attended college. I guess I could make an argument that some colleges got screwed too, they missed out on getting "donations" because of a back door scheme.
 

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The thing that you should pay attention to is the threats from the government she is getting for choosing her right for trial. Plead guilty and get two weeks. Dare to ask for your day in court and money laundering and charging her kids come in to play.
knuckle under to the government or they will lock you up for a long time.....
 
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I'm loving the Virtue signaling from the
The " Enlightened Left " . . . amongst whom many no doubt did the same thing . . . but their very very special. ?[flame]
 
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Sorry....I just don't see any problem with it. If you view college as a private for profit institution.....is it wrong to slip your mechanic a c-note to get your car get fixed before the rest of the schmoes who can't afford to?

The main thing though is...if Lori is found guilty where does this leave Liz? She pretty much is guilty of the same crime in the same environment, and is garnering significant support in her quest for President of the United States for God's sake.

If Lori is found guilty, would it not immediately become incumbent on Liawatha to resign from the race, or God forbid, the job? Would Lori's lawyer be wise to bring this discrepancy in justice to light during trial?
She cheated the IRS by claiming that her bribe was actually a donation to a non-profit.
 

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The thing that you should pay attention to is the threats from the government she is getting for choosing her right for trial. Plead guilty and get two weeks. Dare to ask for you day in court and money laundering and charging her kids come in to play.
knuckle under to the government or they will lock you up for a long time.....
yah, that's how they got that kid Aaron Swartz to kill himself
 

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The thing that you should pay attention to is the threats from the government she is getting for choosing her right for trial. Plead guilty and get two weeks. Dare to ask for you day in court and money laundering and charging her kids come in to play.
knuckle under to the government or they will lock you up for a long time.....
Yeah, the process itself is the punishment.

That said, they likely have her and her hubby on tape. They've got her dead to rights.
 

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She tried to buy a good life for her kid. Who cares?

I honestly thought you could buy your way into college, all the movies make it seem like a thing. I never pursued it because of my hatred of colleges and lack of enough money to bribe anyone of note.

On the other hand, Hollywood liberal, so capital punishment is fine by me.
 

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She tried to buy a good life for her kid. Who cares?

I honestly thought you could buy your way into college, all the movies make it seem like a thing. I never pursued it because of my hatred of colleges and lack of enough money to bribe anyone of note.

On the other hand, Hollywood liberal, so capital punishment is fine by me.

Normally, it involves giving a "donation" to the college, to build a new wing of some building or something like that. For some reason, that kind of bribe is acceptable.
 

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Well.....I'm not really clear on a couple things. I get the IRS thing....I guess. What I'm not so sure about...I believe she hired a "consulting firm" to "guide" the application process. Are we certain she knew there was dirty dealings going on? It's entirely possible the thing went down like you hired a guide to get you a deer, and unbeknownst to you he put a shitload of apples behind that tree over yonder.

I also wonder...are we so sure she's a liberal? Seems her husband ( co-defendant?) is a MAGA guy. A quick Google gives me no indication of her political leanings, although she does appear to be somewhat a religious person.
 

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She tried to buy a good life for her kid.
1) She didn't follow the rules. If she'd donated that $500k directly to University of Spoiled Children, she wouldn't be facing charges. Her kids might have, or might not have, gotten in as a result of her donation.

2) She cheated the IRS. By claiming that her bribe was a donation to a "charity", she didn't pay taxes on it. That is basically stealing from the rest of us.
 

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1) She didn't follow the rules. If she'd donated that $500k directly to University of Spoiled Children, she wouldn't be facing charges. Her kids might have, or might not have, gotten in as a result of her donation.

2) She cheated the IRS. By claiming that her bribe was a donation to a "charity", she didn't pay taxes on it. That is basically stealing from the rest of us.

That's so sad! The poor IRS. O whatever shall it do?

:rolleyes:o_O
 

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What did she cheat the IRS on, the tax for the transaction intended to fund the fraud? Meh.
 

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What did she cheat the IRS on, the tax for the transaction intended to fund the fraud? Meh.
She declared the $500k as a charitable donation, deducting it from her taxes, when she knew darn well that it wasn’t a charitable donation.
 

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That’s stupid/ballsy. You’re asking to get caught taking it as a deduction. I wonder if she was trying to justify the cash movements more than get the tax benefit. Presumably the people providing the “service” here were behind the fake charity idea?
 
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